New York Jets vs. Houston Texans Prediction: A Bet That Makes an Insufferable Game Tolerable

New York Jets vs Houston Texans predictions, picks and odds ahead of Sunday's matchup. If you're going to bet on this game, make sure you see tail pick
Jason Radowitz
Tue, November 23, 5:49 PM EST

New York Jets vs. Houston Texans Prediction: A Bet That Makes an Insufferable Game Tolerable

The New York Jets and the Houston Texans have a couple of things in common. Both of these teams defeated an 8-3 Tennessee Titans team and they’re also both 2-8 on the season.

Of course, both of these teams have also had injuries to their starting quarterbacks this season. Tyrod Taylor returned to the Texans’ starting lineup a couple of weeks ago and has given the offense some life. Meanwhile, the Jets are still waiting on prized draft pick and rookie Zach Wilson to get back into the starting lineup.

At this time, the Jets haven’t named a quarterback against the Texans. We’ll act as if Joe Flacco is still going to be under center for this game.

Here are our picks and predictions for the Eagles vs Giants in a rivalry game on Sunday, November 28.

New York Jets vs Houston Texans Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: CBS

Jets vs. Texans odds

New York Jets vs Houston Texans INJURY REPORT

Jets

Questionable: QB Zach Wilson (Knee), LB C.J. Mosley (Head), WR Denzel Mims (Finger)

Out: RB Michael Carter (Ankle), T Mekhi Becton (Knee), TE Tyler Kroft (Chest), RB La’Micael Perine (Foot)

Texans

Questionable: DL Jonathan Greenard (Foot), DB Cre’Von LeBlanc (Illness)

Out: OL Justin Britt (Knee), OL Marcus Cannon (Back), LB Christian Kirksey (Thumb), OL Laremy Tunsil (Thumb)

New York Jets vs. Houston Texans Prediction

The New York Jets will likely start Joe Flacco on the road against the Houston Texans. For the Jets, last week, Flacco gave them some life, but it wasn’t enough in a 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins at home.

The Jets have a terrible offense but there are more concerns with the defense. The defense has allowed teams to gain 428.7 yards per game with nearly 300 yards passing. 

The coverage has been a mess along with the rushing defense. Nothing has gone right for the Jets as they’ve now allowed 32 points per game while scoring just 17.8 points per game.

The lone player who was producing for the Jets was Michael Carter and now he’s out due to injury. The two prized rookies between Carter and Wilson will likely be sidelined for a couple more weeks. Things just aren’t getting better for the Jets.

On the other hand, the Texans have seen some progress. The Texans knocked off the Titans last week, 22-13 with terrific defense and offense that moved the ball a little bit behind Tyrod Taylor.

I’ll stand by this. Taylor would be a terrific quarterback on a winning team. If he had the right pieces around him, he could be one of the better quarterbacks in the league. The problem is that he’s always hurt and that’s due to his mobility, which stands out in comparison to most quarterbacks in the league.

He would also need a defense that could hold teams off the board and the Texans haven’t done that either. Houston has allowed 27.1 points per game while giving up over 400 yards of offense per game.

Houston looked elite against the Titans last week but has been awful in coverage and continues to miss many open-field tackles when given the opportunity to go and make a play.

Still, I’ll give the Texans the benefit of the doubt. Houston should be able to score points and clean up on all the Jets mistakes on both ends of the field. Give me the Texans are the short favorite at home.

New York Jets vs Houston Texans Pick

Jason Radowitz
@Jason_Radowitz
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.
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